Why do some busy executives say they do not have the luxury of time? It’s understandable. From spending half their life in and out of airports due to extreme travels, long meetings both online and offline, dinners, lunches and breakfasts, their lives are spent most times sedentarily.
You see, long hours of travel, high stress and being under rested are not phrases you usually hear being used to describe a healthy lifestyle. However; they do go hand-in-hand with most busy executives today. Such a lifestyle threatens any feeling of getting into shape.
The good news is that it is very possible to stay healthy and fit while juggling a successful working life. Here are some tips;
Remember, breakfast is king:
Breakfast is still by far the most important meal of the day! Fitness experts recommend a breakfast that consists of protein, healthy fats and low carbohydrates. This is because the high protein and healthy fat combination promotes steady, sustained energy and concentration. This pairing will balance insulin and blood sugar, while also torching fat throughout the day. Also, you won’t be looking for just anything to eat when you’re hungry.
Learn to exercise efficiently:
It is impossible to achieve optimal body composition without exercise. Whether it’s early in the morning or later at night, some exercise is better than none. If time is tight, organize workouts in an interval style. Talk to your gym instructor, if you don’t have a schedule yet. If done correctly and intensity is sustained, a 20-30 minute routine can burn loads of calories while possibly adding some muscle.
This is a matter of self-control. Eating uncontrolled portion when sedentary is disastrous. So, watch your meals. If it is difficult to manage alone, seek the help of a dietician and stick to the rules.
Keep healthy snacks in your sack:
It is almost impossible to avoid poor quality airport food when you’re a frequent traveller. Make sure you’re prepared with healthy snacks, they will help keep hunger at bay and prevent you from succumbing to low quality airport food.
In addition to the above, try to be active whenever you get the chance to. Take a walk if the distance is short, stand when it is not compulsory to sit – just move when you get the chance. You’ll be glad you did.
How have you been able to sustain a healthy lifestyle despite your busy schedule? Please share with us in the comment section.